On October 12, 2013, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed SB 649, which would have given California criminal prosecutors the option to charge criminal possession of heroin or cocaine as misdemeanor, and classify such charges as “wobblers.” Brown believed the timing of this bill was premature, because SB 105, which requires his office to “examine California’s criminal justice system” in detail, including sentencing issues and procedures, had already been passed.

SB 105 also includes the Governor’s plan to deal with prison overcrowding.

If you or someone you know is accused of a crime, arrested, or contacted by police, contact San Jose criminal defense attorney Maureen Baldwin at (408) 279-4450 to learn your options today!